By Nash Jenkins
September 1, 2016

Thursday marks 37 years since the publication of The Neverending Story, Michael Ende’s beloved fantasy novel that spawned a cult classic film adaptation with an irritatingly infectious pop hit to accompany it.

To mark the anniversary, Google has released a Google Doodle illustrating each chapter from the book — beginning with the protagonist Bastian Balthazar Bux’s discovery of a battered old tome called The Neverending Story, which transports him into an alternate fantasy universe.

“Every once in a blue moon a book captures the imagination, providing a portal into magical places unknown,” Google writes. “So it was with The Neverending Story.

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